In this type of ministry, the fee collected for celebrating your service is called an “Honorarium” You have already “Honored” me by requesting information about the possibility of me celebrating your service, and in return I will “Honor” you and your guests with a very special ceremony. Below
is a brief description of the honorarium requested for the services.
Small weekday wedding (Monday - Thursday) - $400.00 (with no
rehearsal and within 40 miles one way) Meeting with the couple (as many times as necessary) before the service is included, along with service text preparation and completing legal documents. For weekday weddings 40 miles round trip, a fee of $75.00 is requested to cover additional time. Travel beyond 40 miles round trip expenses will be subject to Standard IRS Reimbursement for 2014 which is $0.56/mile.
A Non-Refundable Deposit of $300.00 must be made within one week after first meeting/contact in order to secure wedding date for weekday
Full formal weekend wedding - (Friday - Sunday) - $600.00
Meeting with the bride and groom (as many times as necessary) prior to the wedding, and any contact and consultation necessary before the day of the service is included, along with helping you choose readings and guidance in designing a liturgy that reflects who you as a couple. Unromantic yet vital, I shall make sure all legal documents are signed, witnessed, and delivered to County Court House.
Please Note: Often times-- I happen to be traveling and a couple really wishes to have me officiate their wedding on a date that is schedule sensitive. Sometimes I have just
finished a wedding, motivational speaking tour, etc yet the couple desires I be there for certain date to be scheduled. I am willing to accomodate dates and the
situations that arise.
The general custom is that the couple provides the air travel, car rental, and should the rehersal demand an overnight stay in a hotel, the couple provides for the extra night of accomodations.
* More and More Couples are requesting "Pre-Marital Counseling Sessions" and some request Classes in "Communication Skills for Marriage," and Classes in "Christian Guidlines in Marriage." If this is an interest please bring to my attention and we will discuss a personalized program for you and your concerns, goals, and interest.